how long does fever associated with strep throat last

How long should a fever associated with strep throat last?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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1-3 days


On average
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It depends


Fever is one of the body's way to fight off infection. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. Generally, fever resolves within 1-2 days after starting an antibiotic for strep. If it lasts longer or is other symptoms persist for more than 4-5 days, check back with your doctor.
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How long does fever last with strep throat?

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1-3 days after


After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds
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How long should a fever with strep throat last?

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Once antibiotics are


started, most people have significant improvmement 24 to 48 hours out.
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Flu / Cold Tip: When in doubt get checked to insure that you don't have Strep Throat.

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How long does a fever last with strep throat?

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Fever and strep


Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation.
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Response within 48H


I usually see the fever begin to drop within 36-48 hrs depending on the type of abx I use(based on allergy profile). Persistence of fever generally means there is a co-existing viral process or something like mononucleosis that can occur together.
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I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

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Typically 48 hours.


Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is MUCH cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow N U R not better, consult doc. Good luck
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How long can you leave strep throat untreated before its could turn serious. I've had white spots in throat for four days now. No fever no pain?

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1 week


I think that the general consensus is that you have a week to treat in order to prevent serious complications such as rheumatic fever,heart disease,kidney disease,etc.
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Is it possible too have strep throat with no fever and only moderate sore throat that's really red? No other symptoms just sore throat last 2 days

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Although that sounds


viral - I have had Strep Throat twice with no fever, moderate sore throat and no swollen lymph nodes. A strep throat test/ culture will rule it in or out. Take care.
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I am a cosmetology master instructor, I have a student w strep throat 31 yrs old her 3rd time with strep throat, fever. How long is she contageous?

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She may not be.


Recurrent Strep infections can mean the patient is colonized with the bacteria in her throat. You may not be at risk...but good hand washing and wearing gloves can be helpful to avoid infection yourself. If you smoke, stop and she could cover her face with a mask while working. Hope that helps.
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